Slow Craft: Reuse and Creativity in Textiles

Jan 16 2019 11:30 - 12:30

The Bedford, 77 Bedford Hill, SW12 9HD London


Babble Talks are daytime TED-style talks for parents, not about parenting. For parents and carers with babies under 1 year old.

In the world of contemporary fashion, there is a dominant culture of consumption. Material production today takes place on a greater scale than ever before. The impact this has on our world is significant. So how can we restore the balance - as individuals and collectively? Focusing on the possibilities for reusing and recycling textiles as part of a meaningful creative process, Tanvi Kant reveals how we can all be inspired to rethink our relationship with fabric.

Tanvi Kant is a contemporary textile artist-jeweller who works in hand-constructed techniques to extend the life of unwanted textiles, saris and dressmaking offcuts. Her award-winning jewellery was created in response to our fickle attachment to clothing. Since her MA at Royal College of Art her studio practice has evolved into leading activities to spark the innate creativity in all of us. Her work focuses on people, encouraging instinctive responses to materials and colour to promote wellbeing through shared artistic activities.​

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